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Old 12-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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I just wanted to say hello,, my wife linda will be on here more than I. usually if I need an answer!!, so here is the 1st Q
are there any strong feelings against using a cage ,, we have a labradoodle called daisy she has started to eat the house if left alone,, I wanted to have one from the time we adopted daisy, linda is very against them!! I want a place daisy can call her own, (A sanctuary) from teenagers and such. linda conciders a cage to be a prison. We look forward to your responses. thanks keith and linda

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Old 12-02-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome, and most people recommend crates for the reasons that you state, it would be for safety reasons as she couldn't chew in one, and when you are in it would be nice for her to have somewhere for herself, just get a big enough one that she can stand up, and turn around it it and be comfortable and not cramped and they are more then fine
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and welcome to the forum from me and my Gang.

Crates are fine if used properly it can stop them chewing and be their own place where they feel safe and secure .

It should not be used as a punishment when they have done something wrong.
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Hi and welcome to the forum glad you found us. I never used a crate myself as i was very luck my puppys never chewed anything up. But i no alot of people on here swear by them, and if i did have a problem i wouldn't of hesatated to use one. As it much safe for the dog then chewing thing their not surpose to.

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Hi Keith and

I don't have any basic problems with using a cage (or crate as we call them here). Just keep in mind that you are more than likely curing the symptom than getting to the root of the problem. You may want to re-post the question in the training section to get more replies.
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From me and Jake in Bonnie Scotland.

I think it is very important that a dog has a 'bolt hole' somewhere to call its own where it knows it is safe and will not be disturbed. So whether its a crate, a bed, covers, whatever, it doesn't matter as long as it feels safe, secure, so yes its sanctuary - and is not disturbed. My poodle had a crate when he was nearly blind, deaf and incontinent. I didn't shut the door on it - but it was his 'bolt hole'. My current rescue dog doesn't have a crate he has a bed, but its his bolt hole.

You don't say how old your dog is, or how long you have had your dog. But you have adopted Daisy so bless you for giving a home to a rescue dog.

How long is Daisy left on her own?

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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Hello and welcome.
Ive never used a crate either. My dogs have their own separate kennels with there blankets and toys in them in a safe contained area on the patio, so when we are not home they spend there time there so i know they are safe and theyve got nothing to chew that they arent allowed too.

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You'll get alot of good answers to any questions you have from the members here. Hope you and your wife enjoy the forum.
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Hello and Welcome to the Dog Forum. org.
I have no reason to resent a crate for dogs long as they are not kept longer than 4 hours or bedtime Potty training for the night.

I never used to recommend them as I never had to use one until one of my females got up on the road and got hit by a car. Before our gate went up that happened, she had a broken pelvis badly and needed six weeks of crating, no steps, leash Potty, what a pain. She did excellent in her crate and healed so well she was allowed to be bred the next season at 3 yrs. I think crates are great not for safety reasons, Potty training at bedtime for the night, dogs learn quick to call one home if not used as punishment, etc.
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Hello & welcome to df.
I use a crate for Tilba in the car. She used to sleep in it when she was 1st here then objected violently. I've also had to put her in it a couple of times lately when I've been out because she's on heat.
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